The Capitol Planning Commission (CPC) was enacted by the 103rd Legislature in P.L. 1967, c. 458.
Over the years, as the CPC associated statutes have been amended, the commission’s fundamental purpose remains to ensure effective planning exists and the outcome accommodates governmental agencies of the State of Maine which are located at the seat of government in Augusta.
The current commission consists of nine-members: Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry or designee, City of Augusta councilman, one resident of the Capitol Planning District and two residents of the City of Augusta, and four citizens of the State, each with various term limits.
CPC’s duties consist of establishing and maintaining a master plan for the orderly development of future state buildings and grounds in the Capitol Area of the City of Augusta, apart from the State House and the grounds. The evolution of the master plan factors in the locations and designs of the properties, City of Augusta ordinances and regulations, and any other aspects that impact the district.
The BGS Director serves as the secretariat of the CPC. BGS and CPC meet quarterly to discuss potential State property projects and needed planning for the district.